Monday, May 25, 2009

Reefer Madness

Today we got up at 5:30 AM and drove more than an hour to Port Douglas to participate in a snorkeling excursion at the Great Barrier Reef. The tour was provided by Calypso Reef Cruises whose friendly and knowledgeable crew enabled this to be an awesome snorkeling experience.

It was an all day excursion visiting 3 different areas on the outer reef. Food and beverages were provided on the ride out to the reef, and between each snorkeling session. The snorkeling conditions were perfect with calm seas and warm air and water temperatures. We saw an amazing variety of coral, and some fascinating sea creatures including giant clams, sea turtles, and even anemones harboring little "Nemo" fish.

We finished the day with a nice steak dinner at yet another of the marina boardwalk restaurants. Tomorrow we plan to sleep in a little, and then do some more touring by automobile.


Julie said...

Wow, that photo of you and Jan is the best ever. Look at your eyes....Ha. So Fun. Good to see you both enjoying Life.

H said...

This is so cool! I bet you're having a whale of a time. (See what I did with the sea theme there ;))
Take care on your travels. :)